Strategic Immigration Support for HR Teams

We understand how challenging it can be for HR professionals to keep abreast of all the changes in laws which will impact your existing and future migrant population.

As part of our value added services, we provide a full range of services from assisting with a Sponsor Licence application, reviewing HR policies and systems, and staying compliant under the points based system, to briefing a new Authorising Officer and advising on prevention of illegal working.

You may also require strategic advice for your senior executives who wish to eventually settle in the UK with their family. We can, as far as possible, minimise the risks and help these staff members to steer a path through the complex immigration rules to achieve their ultimate goal, British nationality.

Businesses are never static, particularly in a buoyant economy, so when you need legal advice in other areas, perhaps following a merger or acquisition, or a TUPE transfer, not only can we advise on the sponsor licensing reporting requirements, but as a full service law firm, we can also involve our colleagues working in employment or corporate law for example, to provide you with complementary advice and a seamless service.

Recent example of work

  • Acting for a global law firm in respect of their UK immigration needs, including the transfer of senior staff, strategy to bring specialists into the UK, trainee and internship programmes and permissible activities under the business category


"Always prompt and factual’" Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service"

Legal 500 UK

"Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK"

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

"..'The practice has gone from strength to strength.'the group is 'at the top of its game,' whilst clients are keen to highlight that the department is 'extremely informative and good at reporting policy changes'..." 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers"

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“absolutely superb” 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“top of the tree, with admirable depth and breadth” 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“genuinely ground-breaking work that requires this firm’s impressive brainpower” 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Kingsley Napley LLP has ‘enormous experience and great depth of practice'" 

Legal 500 UK


For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at or a member of the team.


Value Added Services

An unexpected visit from the Home Office can be very stressful. We can forearm you by conducting mock Home Office audits. We also provide regular alerts, ongoing training, seminars, round-table events and webinars to keep you updated.

Sponsoring and Hiring Foreign Nationals

Support when sponsoring foreign nationals or hiring nationals outside the UK and European area, from obtaining a sponsor licence to setting up and reviewing your immigration policies.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

Our team provide clear strategic advice to businesses and their advisors on changes in ownership, mergers and corporate reorganisations, which can have significant immigration implications for businesses that are Tier 2 sponsors.

Challenging Home Office Decisions

We will work with you to challenge Home Office decisions, exploring all of your options before helping you choose the one which is best for you.

Dealing with a Home Office Investigation

Dealing with a Home Office investigation into your workforce can be a stressful situation for any company or employer. We provide specialist support for your business together with our employment and criminal lawyers if needed.

Staying Compliant under the Points Based System

The UK government places the responsibility for compliance with Home Office rules on employers hiring foreign migrants in the UK under the points based system. We can help you put systems and processes in place to stay compliant.

Global Mobility and Employment Law

International relocation is a key challenge for both multinationals and domestic employers following Brexit. We are unique in providing top quality joined up employment law and immigration law advice.

Strategic Immigration Support for HR Teams Insights

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KN Global Immigration Update - January 2019

KN Global Immigration Update - December 2018

Immigration News Round Up 2018

KN Global Immigration Update - November 2018

KN Global Immigration Update - October 2018

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How should employers handle immigration status?

KN Global immigration update - May 2018

KN Global immigration update - April 2018

KN Global immigration update - March 2018

KN Global immigration update - February 2018

KN Global immigration update - January 2018

The pitfalls of employee immigration status

Banks required to carry out 70 million immigration checks every quarter

Home Office tightens the Sponsor Licence compliance screws on IT service providers

Brexit – Trust is hard earned and easily lost for EU citizens in the UK

Brexit and European mobility from the Italian angle

Immigration update - How will triggering Article 50 impact employers of EU nationals?

Theresa May signals an end to free movement and leaves EU citizens here and British citizens abroad in limbo

Immigration update - changes to Immigration Health Surcharge, criminal record checks and document retention rules

“Fair” dismissal after failing to prove the right to work in the UK

Webinar - Update on the latest immigration rule changes

Was the 28-day grace period for overstaying really inconsistent with the need to comply with the UK’s immigration laws?

Immigration update - Further expansion of UK Registered Traveller Service

Has ‘immigration’ become the political trump card?

New digital visa application service for visitor visas

Reflections on the impact of the UK’s recent and future hostile migration environment

Biometric Residence Permits and National Insurance numbers

The challenges in managing international assignments for UK based employees – where to next?

Immigration Act 2016 - introducing changes to criminal sanctions for employers

Webinar: UK internships - visa implications

Coming soon: The Immigration Bill 2015

Webinar: Tier 2 Changes – “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

The Home Office announces changes to Tier 2

Targeting the wrong people and shooting itself in the foot - the MAC proposes significant changes to the Tier 2 sponsored immigration route

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